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5 things to watch in Canada's housing market this year

(January 04, 2018, posted in Real Estate)

Real estate was a major topic in the business world in 2017, and with some big changes on the horizon, the subject is likely to dominate headlines again this year.


Here are five things to watch in Canadian real estate.

Policy-makers in Toronto and Vancouver have taken steps to try to curb activity in a perceived problem: foreign buyers gobbling up houses as investment vehicles, driving prices up for... read more.

Canada to admit nearly 1 million immigrants over next 3 years

(November 13, 2017, posted in Immigration)

Canada will welcome nearly one million immigrants over the next three years, according to the multi-year strategy tabled by the Liberal government today in what it calls "the most ambitious immigration levels in recent history."


The number of economic migrants, family reunifications and refugees will climb to 310,000 in 2018, up from 300,000 this year. That number will rise to 330,000 in 2019 then... read more.

Surrey beats Vancouver in list of Top 10 cities in B.C. to invest in real estate

(November 13, 2017, posted in Real Estate)

The Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) has released its new list of Top 10 cities in B.C. to buy real estate in the next five years.


Surrey tops the list, with Vancouver coming in 10th place.

Abbotsford comes second to Surrey, and the rest following are: New Westminster, Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna, Chilliwack, the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody), and Burnaby in ninth place... read more.

Canada’s job growth blows past expectations

(November 09, 2016, posted in Economy)

OTTAWA — If there’s a pattern developing in Canada’s economy, it looks more patchwork than anything by design.


While we have seen three consecutive monthly gains in employment, many of the jobs have been part-time positions that could fall off at any time. And despite some bright spots in the overall trade outlook, exports still appear raggedy.

Friday’s figures for both sectors fit the scenario of s... read more.

10 real estate trends to watch

(November 07, 2015, posted in Real Estate)

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently jointly released their Emerging Trends in Real Estate report.


The annual report identifies what investors should look out for in the Canadian and American real estate markets over the following year, drawing on a vast number of sources. ULI, a nonprofit and research organization, and PwC, the global advisory firm, publish the... read more.